A five-disc release of Peter Jackson's latest clocks in at three hours long, just in time for the third and final film.
If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.
Dolby Atmos is used in the Oscar-nominated films "Gravity" and "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." CNET's Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scenes at Dolby Labs with Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes.
YouTube fantasy stop-motion channel Brotherhood Workshop has lovingly re-created the trailer for the second film in "The Hobbit" trilogy using Lego.
Go behind the scenes of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with Christopher Boyes, the Oscar-nominated sound mixer on the film. Hear how he collaborated with filmmaker Peter Jackson and how he used Dolby Atmos sound technology to create a more menacing Smaug.
A brand-new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" debuts Tuesday and introduces some characters not seen in the first "Hobbit" flick.
Don't have the eight-plus hours to watch all three of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" movies? This video retells the series in just over a minute using Lego minifigs and sets. Warning: spoilers.
In between bursts of laughter at the very suggestion of doing it, Benedict Cumberbatch lets loose an excellent impression of the world's least favorite "Star Wars" character.
Debuting at Comic-Con, the new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" shows orcs, dwarves, elves, humans, and of course the dragon getting ready for a grand conflict.
Dolby's new surround sound format will work with existing Blu-ray players, but requires new AV receivers and other home audio gear.